Tag: Salento

Torre dell’Orso | quick guide

Overlooked by the ruins of the Torre dell’Orso (the Bear Tower) this is one of the most beautiful beaches in Puglia with its stunning natural rock formations. Beach clubs and lidos run along the length of the beach, frequented by young Italians With soft, white sand, crystal clear sea and its gently undulating dunes dappled […]

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Grecale | I muri di casa

Puglia has a rich and ancient musical heritage. The musical legacy of the Salento and its Greek origins are particularly strong (in the Grecia Salentina southern part of Salento ancient Greek is still spoken). This is the pizzica, named after the pizzicata – meaning the woman bitten by the spider. The obsessive rhythm of the taranta […]

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Gay Puglia - the Big Gay Podcast from Puglia. Serving up Puglia’s finest food and destination recommendations. Puglia Pride. Salento Pride.

Puglia’s LGBTQ+ Prides

Salento Pride From Salento Pride 2019. The 2020 event, which was to be held in Brindisi marking a move from Gallipoli where it had taken place since its inception 5 years ago, had to be postponed.   Bari Pride Some of RicchiToni, Puglia’s first LGBTQ+ choir, at Bari Pride 2019. Taranto Pride Sadly, we lost […]

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Ask Big | some general advice for our vacation in Puglia

We are often asked for travel advice and information by visitors and those planning trips to our region. If you have something to ask to help with planning your holiday to Puglia email us. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram. This one comes from Vince, living in West Hollywood, LA. The question: Dear Friend, […]

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New Podcast Episode | Three Weeks in Puglia part 2

Greg and Andrea live in northern Italy, but spent three weeks travelling around our region. In the second of a two part podcast we pick up with them in Santa Maria di Leuca as they head back up the Ionian coast. For part 1 click here. They are effusive in their praise for Puglia and […]

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Food recommendations for Puglia from the Big Gay Podcast from Puglia

New Podcast Episode | Three Weeks in Puglia

Greg and Andrea live in northern Italy, but spent three weeks travelling around our region. In the first of a two part podcast they take in Gargano, Imperial Puglia, Matera (in the neighbouring region of Basilicata), the Valle d’Itria and end up in Santa Maria di Leuca. They are effusive in their praise for Puglia […]

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Summer 2020 photoshoot – preview

With summer well and truly here (at last – it took its time) we found ourself on the beach once more for our main Summer 2020 photoshoot. The beach was a location borne of necessity; at  a little over 30°C in the shade, we all needed to dip into the sea to cool off.

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